LONDON (Reuters) – A London police officer based mostly within the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Safety Command was charged with rape on Sunday, the Metropolitan Police stated in an announcement.
David Carrick, aged 46, was charged by police in Hertfordshire, the place he was off-duty on the time.
The cost comes days after Wayne Couzens, an officer in the identical command, was sentenced to life imprisonment with out parole for the kidnap, rape and homicide of Sarah Everard in March in a case that shocked Britain and stirred protests over violence towards ladies.
The Metropolitan Police stated it was “sickened, angered and devastated” by Couzens’ crimes, and its Commissioner Cressida Dick apologised to Everard’s household.
The case triggered requires main reform over how law enforcement officials are vetted and the way crimes towards ladies are handled.
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Talking about Sunday’s rape cost, Dick stated: “I’m deeply involved to listen to the information at this time that an officer from the Met’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Safety Command has been arrested and now charged with this severe offence.
“I totally recognise the general public can be very involved too.”
She stated legal proceedings should now take their course.
Carrick was arrested on Saturday by Hertfordshire Constabulary and suspended the identical day by the Metropolitan Police.
(Reporting by Paul Sandle; Enhancing by Daniel Wallis)
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